Who we are
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd (‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’) are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles.
2. Collection and use
The following sections cover the specifics of each of the three groups from which data is collected: website Visitors, Respondents and Users.
2.2 Website Visitors
If you are a Visitor to our website only, and not a Respondent to a survey or a user of our platform, then this section is relevant for you.
By visiting this website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described herein. If you do not agree with the terms set out herein, please do not visit this website. If required by applicable law, we will seek your explicit consent to process Personal Data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Kindly note that any consent will be entirely voluntary. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your Personal Data, the use of this website may not be possible.
Such Personal Data may comprise your IP address, first and last name, your postal and email address, your telephone number, your job title, data for social networks, your areas of interest, interest in UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd products, and certain information about the company you are working for (company name and address), as well as information as to the type of relationship that exists between UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd and yourself.
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd gathers data about visits to the website, including numbers of Visitors and visits, Geo-location data, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where Visitors have come.
2.2.1 Purpose of processing personal data
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd uses the collected data to communicate with Visitors, to customize content for Visitors, to show ads on other websites to Visitors, and to improve its website by analyzing how Visitors navigate its website.
2.2.2 Sharing personal data
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd may also share such information with service vendors or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction or in order to analyze the Visitor behavior on its website.
Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a website to a Visitor’s hard disk. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. By continuing to visit the website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to accept our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. We may also place cookies from third parties for functional and marketing purposes.
2.2.4 Links to other sites
Respondents should be aware that in responding to surveys or survey invitations, they could be disclosing information that could make them personally identifiable to UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd Users. The security and privacy protection implemented on UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s platform does not cover this type of transfer or disclosure of personal information. Respondents responding to surveys or survey invitations should be aware that they alone are responsible for the content of their responses. For more detailed information concerning the protection of privacy when responding to surveys or survey invitations, Respondents may contact the entity conducting the survey. It is the User’s responsibility to ensure that collection and processing of data is done in accordance with applicable law. UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd will not process Personal Data of Respondents for other purposes or by other means than instructed by its Users.
If you wish to inquire about your Personal Data that may have been collected in a UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd survey, we recommend that you contact the entity that created or sent you the survey. As UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd is a Processor, it does not control the Personal Data used or stored in the survey, but processes it on behalf of its User.
In order to provide services to its Users, UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd collects certain types of data from them. Furthermore, UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s Users collect information from Respondents when they produce and distribute surveys. This section will describe how these two types of data are collected and used by UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd as well as geographical differences that effect this policy. Data entered or transferred into UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd by Users such as texts, questions, contacts, media files, etc., remains the property of the User and may not be shared with a third party by UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd without express consent from the User.
2.4.2 Collection of User data
During a User’s registration and later on UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s platform, they provide information such as name, company name, email, address, telephone, credit-card number and other relevant data. This information is used by UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd to identify the User and provide them with support, services, mailings, sales and marketing actions, billing and to meet contractual obligations.
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd Users can at any time access and edit, update or delete their contact details by logging in with their username and password to UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s platform. UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd Users may create more Users with different privilege levels within their account. It is the responsibility of the User that creates other User accounts, to choose the level of access each User should have. Once these new Users log into UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd, they meet the definition of User in this policy. UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd will not retain User data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.
2.4.3 Collection of Respondent data
Surveys used for gathering feedback are created by Users, who make them available to relevant businesses, organizations, and individuals. It is the User’s responsibility to ensure that collection and processing of data is done in accordance with applicable law. UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd will not process Personal Data for other purposes or by other means than instructed by its Users.
Respondent data includes data from individuals uploaded, transferred or manually entered by a UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd User into their account for the purpose of providing feedback to the User by responding to surveys. Personal Data may include, personal contact information such as name, home address, home telephone or mobile number, email address, information concerning family, lifestyle and social circumstances including age, date of birth, marital status, number of children, employment details, education/qualification, business contact details, gender, religion, race, health detail and other sensitive Personal Data. Answers to questions by Respondents, may also include Personal Data.
The purpose of collecting Personal Data as part of a survey will vary depending on the survey, as set up by UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s Users. As UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd provides surveys to a wide group of customers and businesses, the purpose may vary greatly. For Users in the EEA, or for Users providing surveys to Respondents in the EEA, the User will be the “controller”, as defined in the Directive and the GDPR. The purpose will consequently be defined by UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s User.
2.4.4. Geographical location
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd offers a number of data regions. A UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd “Data Region” is a set of data centers located within a defined geographical area where User and Respondent data is stored. Personal Data is not transmitted between Data Regions. For UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd Users with accounts located in UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s European Data Region, all Personal Data is processed in the UK..
188.8.131.52 Processing in the European Economic Area (EEA)
For Users with accounts located in UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s European Data Region, all processing of Personal Data is performed in accordance with privacy rights and regulations following the EU Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 (the Directive), and the implementations of the Directive in local legislation. From May 25th, 2018, the Directive and local legislation based on the Directive will be replaced by the Regulations (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s processing will take place in accordance with the GDPR.
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd processes Personal Data both as a Processor and as a Controller, as defined in the Directive and the GDPR:
The UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd entity which you as a User entered an agreement with when using UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s platform, will be the Controller for User data, as outlined above in “Collection of User data” section.
For Respondent data, as outlined in the “Collection of Respondent data” section, the User will be the Controller in accordance with Directive and GDPR, and UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd will be the Processor.
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd adheres to the Directive of 1995 and the GDPR from May 25th, 2018. Consequently, UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd processes all data provided by its Users with accounts in its European Data Region, in the European Economic Area (EEA) only.
All data collected by UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd Users through surveys will be stored exclusively in secure hosting facilities provided by Amazon Web Services. UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd has a data processing agreement in place with its provider, ensuring compliance with the Directive. All hosting is performed in accordance with the highest security regulations. All transfers of data internally in the EEA is done in accordance with this data processing agreement.
3. Retention and deletion
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations. For Respondent data, UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s Users have control of the purpose for collecting data, and the duration for which the Personal Data may be kept. For Respondent data, Users with an active account will therefore have the responsibility to delete data when required. When a users’s account is terminated or expired, all Personal Data collected through the platform will be deleted, as required by applicable law.
4. Acceptance of these Conditions
5. Our Legal Obligation to Disclose Personal Information
We will reveal a user’s personal information without his/her prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd or to others who could be harmed by the user’s activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property. We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required.
6. UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd’s Data Protection Officer
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd has a “Data Protection Officer” who is responsible for matters relating to privacy and data protection. This Data Protection Officer can be reached at the following address:
UK Trade & Industry Awards Ltd,
Unit 3, M8 Business Complex,
259 Summerlee Street,
Queenslie Industrial Estate,
Glasgow, G33 4DB
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.